Each year, stillbirthday founder Heidi Faith handwrites the names of beloved babies not alive, onto teeny recyclable paper hearts that later can grow into flowers.
Released from a hot air balloon, dropped gently from the Eiffel Tower, scattered throughout Europe, released onto military bases, lightly blown onto 10,000 Islands National Park, our beloved babies are leaving their mark and spreading the message of renewed hope, released grief, and lightened hearts, all over the world.
The invitation to add your babies’ names is given in multiple formats, including social media and multiple threads on the main stillbirthday page and Hearts Release page.
BELOVED BABIES’ GUESTBOOK
Beginning in the summer of 2018, the invitation has become more streamlined, with our new Guestbook feature. This also serves to double the impact of our babies names.
SHARE YOUR BABIES NAMES
You will still see invitations and opportunities to share your beloved babies’ names throughout social media and other platforms. To verify the invitation is by stillbirthday or a stillbirthday Hearts Partner, you can simply use this website. When your local Hearts Partner receives your babies names through a more community-specific forum, they will also provide those names directly to Heidi Faith to be included in the global event. You can always choose to share your babies names directly here through the main stillbirthday Hearts Release website to absolutely ensure your babies names are included in both.
UNNAMED OR UNDECIDED ON NAMES
The Hearts Release isn’t exclusionary to those who have decided on names. This event is an invitation for you to consider, perhaps for the first time, a name or nickname for your beloved babies. All reasons for pregnancy and infant loss are received and babies born in every age and gestational age are included, and babies born from any timeframe are included.
DOUBLE THE IMPACT
Using our new Guestbook, you can sign in your beloved babies with the additional option to add your city. Then, you can use the “by location” tab to see what nearby stillbirthday doula might be hosting a satellite Hearts Release event that you can also participate in. All babies are added to the global impact event. In 2017, 10,000 families were represented. When you use our Guestbook and add your location, your babies names are also handwritten by your nearest Hearts Partner to be included in their local event.
YOUR OPTIONS TO ATTEND IN PERSON
You are invited to attend the global impact event, or your nearest event, if you choose to. Or, you can choose not to attend either event but still have your babies names included.
Please visit www.HeartsRelease.com and use the top page tabs for these and more resources.